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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Feb 24, 2011 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top 500 drummers

I absolutely agree w/ most of you guys. I always thought that Ringo was mediocre at best and then you hear people like Max Weinstein claim he at his time was one of the best.I don't see it and certainly don't hear it. It was in musical terms very easy stuff w/ parradiddles and basic fills. Usually when you see him play now there are at least one other drummer and then add a percussionist.About Billy being better than Mickey again 2 styles w/ Mickey being more of a worldly percussionist w/ all the gongs and chimes. As far as this list and them on it, well 500 is alot of drummers and just maybe they'er bottom tier at best.

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Feb 24, 2011 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top 500 drummers

Yeah I just realized I never even addressed the Billy and Mickey part. As far as the dead goes, I would take Billy over Mickey any day but in general drummer terms I have to say that there are tons of drummers better than both. I love the way Billy played in the 70s...especially without Mickey but I don't see him even on the same level as many of the jazz drummers of that time or Mickey on the same level as many of the percussionists of that time....let alone of all time..the dead were amazing as a unit but as far as solo skill and viruosity goes Jerry was the only one I can put on any all time list if I'm being honest.